“Repeat after me,” he said. “We are winning the state championship game.”

With those words, my friend and teammate pulled me up from the place I normally went after making an out. In my selfishness and myopia, I had forgotten what was most important. In a moment of great leadership, he made me see the big picture.

Proverbs 15:30—”Bright eyes gladden the heart; Good news puts fat on the bones.”

The people on your team, living in your house, or under your leadership often experience anything but gladness in their hearts. They often hear everything but good news. The truth is that you often have no idea what’s going on in their world.

What’s your role to play this week in brightening someone’s eyes? What good news can you bring to them?

Take time to encourage a son, daughter, player, teammate, or coach this week.

Or, maybe you’re the one whose heart is sad, who is in need of good news.

“Repeat after me: I am a sinner, so Jesus lived the life I couldn’t. I deserve death, so Jesus took my punishment. I deserve to be abandoned, so Jesus said he would never leave me. When I am weak, he is strong.”

Let that sink in today. Let your heart be glad because of the good news of Jesus.

Lord Jesus, brighten my eyes. Fill my mind with your good news today. Then, make me an encouragement to someone who needs it.